Emoji Hearts


Free Crochet Heart PatternIn the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I just couldn’t resist. These emoji heart softies might be one of my favorites. But don’t I say that about all of my patterns? What can I say, except that I love What I do? So, the basic crochet pattern to make hearts is available for free below. If you want the directions for adding Kawaii-style faces onto the heart, or if you’d like a printable pdf version of these crochet hearts, you’ll have to purchase the pattern HERE for just a couple of dollars. I’ve got to stay in business somehow, right? So, without further ado, the FREE crochet pattern for Valentine’s Day Hearts 😍

MATERIALS NEEDED

• Hook size: you can use whatever size hook you want. Keeping in mind that a larger hook will result in a larger Heart. I used E/4-3.5 MM in these images.

• Yarn: again, this is irrelevant so long as it coincides with your hook size. I used worsted weight (red heart super saver) in these images. You will need a few different colors depending on the color of Heart you want to make.

• Tapestry needle is optional for sewing in ends and attaching pieces.

STITCHES YOU NEED TO KNOW

– Ch – Chain – YO, pull through

– Ss – Slip Stitch – Insert hook, YO, pull through both loops on hook

– Sc – Single Crochet – Insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through both loops on hook

– Sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 Together – Insert hook into first stitch, YO, pull through, insert hook into second stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through all loops on hook

– Hdc – Half Double Crochet – YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through all loops on hook

– Inc – Increase – work two hdc stitches both into the same space

Heart

Designer’s note: an increase stitch (abbreviated inc), is worked by placing two hdc stitches into the same stitch. Not sc stitches for this particular pattern.

ROW 1: With heart color, ch 4, sc in second ch from hook and all the way across (3), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 2: inc, sc 1, inc (5) ch 1 and turn

ROW 3: inc, sc 3, inc (7) ch 1 and turn

ROW 4: inc, sc 5, inc (9) ch 1 and turn

ROW 5: inc, sc 7, inc (11) ch 1 and turn

ROW 6: inc, sc 9, inc (13) ch 1 and turn

ROW 7: inc, sc 11 inc (15) ch 1 and turn

ROWs 8-10: sc all the way across (15), ch 1 and turn

ROW 11: sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog (5), ch 1 and turn

ROW 12: sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog (3), ch 1 and turn

ROW 13: sc across (3) finish off

ROW 14: count over one stitch on ROW 11, insert hook and repeat ROWs 11-13 (don’t finish off).

RND 15: ch 1 and sc around entire heart shape, at each “point” work the following (sc, inc, sc)

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Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️


I’ve never been very fond of Valentine’s Day…er…singles awareness day? Even though I’ve been very happily married for almost ten years now, Valentine’s Day is probably one of my least favorite holidays. I mean, I like chocolate just as much as the next girl, but I don’t want a special day set aside just for all of the yummy romanticism. It is cliche and overdone. I don’t do cliches. But anyways, there ARE some really cute valentine’s themed crochet patterns out there, and I just have to Feature some of my favorites for this month’s featured Friday!

Crochet Patterns To Purchase

I mean, these heart dolls from MakeItEasy Classroom are just stinking adorable! Those are some very well-made Hearts, and the addition of facial features, limbs, and the other details are just perfect. It is important to consider that she uses UK crochet terms and not US ones…there IS a difference.

This crochet heart beanie pattern has been making the rounds on Pinterest. I’m actually tempted to get this one from CAABCrochet and make up a few for my daughters. It’s the color combinations that make it so adorable. I particularly like the confetti look up at the top near the Pom Pom. Just a little bit of detail that is easy to overlook, but makes a big difference!

If you’ve got some gifts to give this Valentine’s Day, I can highly recommend these precious tapestry tags. I imagine that they look just as good on the back as they do in the front. HighlandHickoryDsgns has done an excellent job with the shape of these, too. Just think of the color combinations you could play with…scrap buster!

Happy Patty Crochet has several flower patterns that are just lovely. Not only are these just gorgeous creations, but the look pretty simple to duplicate. If I had the time, I would make these up and display them in my house all year long. Everlasting flowers that don’t require water or sunlight…a simple shaking could remove dust, or you could probably wash them on a gentle cycle in the washer machine depending on the yarn you use. Delightful.

Free Crochet Patterns To Enjoy!

I knew there just had to be a perfectly adorable love bug pattern available somewhere! Laura Kaltman has managed to fir that bill with this tiny little thing. Available on one of my favorite pattern sites: Ravelry! Heart-shaped wings, heart-shaped antenna and the Valentine’s Day traditional colors of pink, red, and white make this a perfect toy for small children 😊

I’m not a huge fan of wreaths in general. Most of them feel too 80’s for my preference. But, for those or you that are so inclined, RepeatCrafterMe has a really cute love wreath that is prefect for Valentine’s Day. Those tiny crochet hearts could have a lot of applications, too.

Not to be left out, I have to include my own emoji hearts pattern! I had a lot of fun working up this quick little pattern. The free version only includes the heart pattern, but you can purchase it for just a few dollars (discounted for Valentine’s Day) and get the addition of how to make several different Kawaii-styled emoji facial expressions.

And because she’s just such a wonderful designer, I also have to Feature this table runner also from RepeatCrafterMe. If you are hosting a Valentine’s Day party, this would be just perfect to set the mood. It’s sure to get a tone of compliments, too!

Princess Leia *FREE* Crochet Pattern (part 2)


Earlier in the week I talked about how much I love returning customers, and that I adore custom requests even more! I also published the Princess Leia crochet dress pattern for free (designed to fit an infant in the 0-6 month size range). So, I definitely recommend checking out that pattern.

Don’t you fret, I know that the Princess Leia costume is not complete! It NEEDS a hat/wig, and even though she is not a Jedi herself, she also gets an adorable pink-colored light saber to show support of her hunky twin brother! So, now I am sharing those crochet patterns with you guys also for free!! You will need a size J hook and brown worsted weight yarn for the hat, and a size H hook and pink, grey, black, red, and green worsted weight yarnfor the light saber.

THE LIGHTSABER

RND 1: Starting with grey for the Handle, ch 2. Work 5 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook (5), ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 2: inc all the way around (10), ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 3: *inc, sc 1* all the way around (15), ss to first to join and ch 1

RNDs 4-8: sc all the way around (15), ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 9: sc all the way around (15), color change to black, ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 10: sc all the way around (15), color change back to grey, ss to first to join and ch 1

RNDs 11-12: sc all the way around (15), ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 13: sc all the way around (15), color change to black, ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 14: sc all the way around (15), color change back to grey, ss to first to join and ch 1

RNDs 15-16: sc all the way around (15), ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 17: sc all the way around (15), color change to pink (or other color of choice), ss to first to join and ch 1

RNDs 18-37: sc all the way around (15), ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 39: *sc 1, sc2tog* all the way around (10), ss to first to join and ch 1

Stuff the little light saber

RND 40: *sc2tog* all the way around (5), ss to first tonjoin and finish off.

Make a little red dot and a little green dot and attach them to the light saber’s Handle

Ch 2, work 10 sc stitches all into the second stitch from hook, ss to first to join and finish off.

THE HAT

With a J-sized hook and brown worsted weight yarn ch 2

RND 1: work 7 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook (7), ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 2: inc all the way around (14), ss to first to join and ch 2

RND 3: *dc 1, inc* all the way around (21), ss to first to join and ch 2

RND 4: *dc 2, inc* all the ay a pound (28), ss to first to join and ch 2

RNDs 5-8: dc all the way around (29), ss to first to join and ch 2.finish off after RND 8

Make two long and thick braids, and loop them on the side of the hat attaching 5em directly to the hat with either sewing or glue

Princess Leia *FREE* Crochet Pattern (part 1)


I love returning customers! They know how to work with me, and not only do they know what I am capable of creating, but they appreciate the time and effort that I put into something. When a previous customer comes to me, I will put them top of my list and fulfill their requests first, every time. Not to mention the 15% discount that these returning customers get to enjoy time and time again! There are perks to being a loyal Family Bugs fan for sure.

I might adore custom requests even more! So many times I have very many ideas of what to crochet next floating in my head. So many ideas, in fact, that I struggle to narrow it down to just one, or find difficulty in focusing on just one through to completion. I cannot even number how many works in progress I have going on right now, and I just purged my closet, throwing away several of these wips! So, when someone make a specific request, saying “can you please make me something?” I put it at thetop of my “to design” list, and then I have a deadline, and the motivation to get it done! Because I know a very specific person is just waiting for me!

So, when a returning customer asked me earlier this month to make a Princess Leia Crochet Costume for her 3-mo daughter for Halloween, I knew I just had to do it. And I also knew that the pattern had to be available for all of my wonderful fans as well! It fits right in with my disney princess collection, too! Because there are so many parts involved in this costume, however, I’ve broken it down into two parts. This is the first part consisting of the dress pattern, and in a couple of days I will be publishing the second part which will contain the crochet patterns for the light saber and Princess Leia’s iconic braided hair/hat/wig.

You will need a size h crochet hook, and worsted weight yarn in white and grey. That’s it. As far as materials go, this is a pretty simple pattern. I have also tried to stick with basic crochet stitches: ch, ss, sc, dc, dc2tog, and increases. As with all of my crochet patterns, my goal is to keep the directions as simple as possible. So if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email 😊

SKIRT

Designer notes: Dress is worked from the bottom up. Using white Ch 78
RND 1: Sc in second ch from hook and all the way across. (77) Being careful not to twist, Ss to first sc to join into a large circle
RND 2: ch 2, dc all the way around (77), ss to first to join
Designer’s note: If you want to add length to the skirt, for an exceptionally long infant, or just because you want it longer, this is where you should add in. Just repeat RND 2.
RNDs 3-10 Work 3 dc2tog somewhere in each RND. Ss to first to join, ch 2. Final stitch count after RND 10 should be 54

BODICE

RND 11: dc all the way around (54) color change to grey, ss to first to join, ch 1
RND 12: sc all the way around (54), ss to first to join, ch 1
RND 13: sc all the way around (54), color change back to white, ss to first to join, ch 2

RNDs 14-19: dc all the way around (54), ss to first to join, ch 2. Finish off after RND 19

STRAPS

Make two: Ch 17. Dc in third ch from hook, Dc in each stitch across (15). Finish off. Attach both Dc chains into the bodice with 13 stitches in between in front and back; 9 stitches in the underarm.
Insert white anywhere along the neckline and repeat the following all the way around: Ch 3, skip next stitch and ss in the second for a total of 24 ruffles.

SLEEVES

RND 1: Insert hook in the back corner where the strap meets the bodice. Sc all the way around the arm hole (25), ss to first to join and ch 2
RNDs 2-13: dc all the way around (25), ss to first to join, ch 2. Finish off after RND 13.

EMBELLISHMENTS

Princess Leia’s dress has these three grey circles right along the belt of her dress. Make two of the smaller ones, and one of the larger circles.

RND 1: ch 2, work 7 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook (7), ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 2: inc all the way around (14), ss to first to join. Finish off to form the smaller circle, ch 1 and continue to RND 3 for the larger circle

RND 3: *inc, sc 1* all the way around (21), ss to first to join and finish off.

Attach the larger circle in front center of the grey waist band. Attach the two smaller circles on either side.

Harry Potter Newborn Hat and Necktie Onesies


When one of my dearest childhood friends announced recently that he is expecting twins, I knew exactly what I needed to make him for a baby gift. It needed to have something to do with Harry Potter, because him and his wife adore the wizard in world and even had a subtle undertone of such at their wedding a couple years ago. It needs to be gender neutral, or easily transferred to the other gender, since it’s still too early to know for certain, AND dr’s still mess up from time-to-time. It really was a no-brained. I’m going to make them some Harry Potter beanies (with removable flower clips). As I did some quick research, I also decided to make some necktie appliqués that I could sew onto some onesies to make it a more complete “costume”. So, like always, you guys get to enjoy the patterns 😊

Materials Needed

  • Three different hook sizes: K/6.5, J/6.0, E/3.5
  • Worsted weight yarn in the proper colors: Slytherin – Green and Grey, Ravenclaw – Blue and White, Hufflepuff – Yellow and Black, Gryffindor – Maroon and Gold
  • Hair clippers for the flowers
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends and attaching the appliqués to the onesies
  • Onesies in newborn sizes

Basic Hat

With the J/6.0 sized hook, choose which colors you want to use, and starting with the main color (which is listed first in the list above ^), ch 2.

RND 1: Work 8 sc stitches all in the second ch from hook (8), do not ss to join, do not ch 1, do not turn. These hats are worked in one continuous round. Use a stitch marker if you need to keep track of the start of each RND.

RND 2: Work 2 sc stitches in each stitch around (16)

RND 3: Hdc 1, *Work 2 dc in the next, dc 1* (24)

RND 4: *Dc 2, Work 2 dc in the next* (32)

RNDs 5-11: dc all the way around (32, 224 total)

Finish Off: hdc, sc, ss, finish off.

Making the Stripe

With the largest hook (K/6.5 MM) and secondary color, starting at the bottom of the hat and working in 5e middle of the dc stitches, LOOSELY ss all the way up.

The Flower

With the smaller E/3.5 sized hook and starting with the paler color (grey, gold, yellow, or white)

RND 1: ch 2, Work 10 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook. Ss to first to join.

Color change to the darker color (green, maroon, black, or blue, respectively)

For each petal: *ch 2, dc in same stitch, dc, ch 2, ss in same stitch, ss* Repeat four more times to make five petals

Finish off and attach to the hair clippies

The Necktie

With the E/3.5 sized hook, and main color, ch 10

ROW 1: skipping second ch from hook and sc 7, sc2tog (8), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 2: sc 6, sc2tog (7), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 3: sc 5, sc2tog (6), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 4: sc 4, sc2tog (5), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 5: sc 3, sc2tog (4), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 6: sc 2, sc2tog (3), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 7: sc all the way across (3), ch 1 and turn

ROW 8: inc, sc 2 (4), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 9: sc across (4), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 10: sc 3, inc (5), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 11: sc across (5), ch 1 and turn

ROW 12: inc, sc 4 (6), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 13: sc across (6), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 14: sc 5, inc (7)ch 1 and turn.

ROW 15: sc across (7) ch 1 and turn.

ROW 16: inc, sc 6 (8), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 17: sc across (8) ch 1 and turn.

ROW 18: sc 7, inc (9) ch 1 and turn.

ROW 19: sc across (9), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 20: sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog (7), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 21: sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog (5), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 22: sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog (3), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 23: sc3tog (1), ch 1 and finish off

With a yarn needle, take some of the secondary color and stitch the stripes into the Necktie

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You can do whatever you want with it, now. I decided to hand-sew the neckties onto some newborn onesies using the main colors. I’d LOVE to see what sort of crafts you do with these Necktie appliqués, so share your pictures, and you might just get featured in my monthly newsletter!

Yoda inspired Crochet hat


I have a short friend. My short friend just happens to also be a teacher. This teacher has a team that she works with. Her team is planning on Star Wars themed Halloween costumes this year. So, naturally, the shortest member of this team of teachers, my friend, has to be Yoda. She isn’t too thrilled with this idea, but I told her that she just needs to let me Crochet her a hat, and then she can drape a bed sheet around her, and the costume is finished. It’s so easy. Because I love my friend dearly, I knew I couldn’t just make a basic crochet hat for her. I need to make something pretty and feminine, and something that won’t always have Yoda’s pointy ears sticking out of it. Hhmmnn…

First of all, I needed a good yarn. I chose some Caron Simply Soft in dark sage. It’s a nice swampy Yoda color. But not too grody so that she can’t match it with other outfits if she so chooses. I think it’s a nice, neutral green color. Then, I did a ton of research in the lovely world of Pinterest to find a pretty hat pattern. My criteria was pretty strict: single color, pretty texture, no gaping holes, not slouchy, no buttons or flowers, or pompoms.

After about an hour of looking, I finally settled on the diamond ridges hat. It’s a free revelry download, which is always a bonus. But as far as Patterns go, this one was actually pretty complicated. My first complaint is that there is no indication of what hook size to use. I think a small hook will result in a more clearly defined texture, but too small of a hook means it might be a bit small for an adult head. I used a j-hook because it’s one of my favorites. It took three tries before I got ROW 6 to come out to the right stitch count. I’m not even sure I got it right. The written pattern is confusing so I had to rely on the pictures. I really liked how she did the pictures, though. Each new ROW was done in yellow, while the main hat was in blue. It definitely took a lot of time and effort to put all of that together. Overall, I’m not terribly fond of the pattern, and after three tries working on ROW 7, I frogged the whole thing. And continued my search. After spending another hour looking, and not finding anything, I finally decided to just use a hat pattern that I’ve already designed…the sea shell pony tail hat. And instead of leaving the hole at the top for a messy bun, I just added another RND of dc2tog and closed it off.

Now that the hat is finished, it’s off to make the ears. Again, I perused the wonderful world of Pinterest trying to find a free pattern that I liked. Once again, the Pinterest world came up short. I really liked these yoda ears from Bee Mine Crochet, but I’m not willing to pay $5.00 JUST for the ears. I know, I’m a cheapstake. So, once again, I just designed my own. And I’ve included the pattern for those down below. So, instead of attaching the ears directly to the hat, I put them on little green felt rounds, which I then attached to some hair clips, and voila! Removable yoda ears!! I am quite pleased with how it all turned out and know my short little teacher friend is going to love it as well.

YODA’s EARS

RND 1: ch 2, work 5 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook, ss to first to join (5).

RND 2: ch 1, sc all the way around (5), do not ss to first to join, but work around in one continues RND.

RNDs 3-17: inc once for every RND. Final stitch count should be 20

Korok Child *Free* Crochet Pattern


At the beginning of the summer, we invested in the new Nintendo switch video game console. Of course that means we also got our hands on the Zelda: Breath Of The Wild game. I played the game for a while, and then I became “the girl in the chair” to walk my husband through the game. All three of the kids got invested in the story line. After my husband beat the game the first time, we decided…or rather I decided, that he should play through again but differently. So this time, the first focus was to find these cute little tree people that are hidden all over the place. They are called Korok children, and when you find them they give you Korok seeds that you can then exchange to expand your inventories.

Naturally, I just had to crochet some korok seeds and a korok Child for my children to play with. They’ve had the best time with these relatively simple little toys, and you guys are also in luck! Because I wrote down my pattern process, took pictures along the way, and am now sharing the pattern with you for *FREE* I hope you guys enjoy this one, and share your pictures with me, I’d LOVE to feature some of your beautiful artwork (just send them to familybugs@gmail.com).

If you’d like to download the PDF to print off and keep, you will have to go to my etsy store and purchase it…I know, I know, but I’ve gotta make a living somehow!

MATERIALS NEEDED

• Hook size E/4-3.50MM

• Worsted weight yarn in desired colors – whatever color or combination of colors you would like. I used a light brown and tan color for the body and limbs, and manually changed at random intervals. A variegated yarn might be easier, or just using a solid color will work as well. I have not written in the color changes. And then a light green and medium green for the leafy face mask.

• Black felt – just a tiny bit for the face details

• Safety eyes

• Stuffing – polyfil or other

STITCHES YOU NEED TO KNOW

– Ch – Chain – YO, pull through

– Ss – Slip Stitch – Insert hook, YO, pull through both loops on hook

– Sc – Single Crochet – Insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through both loops on hook

– Sc2Tog – Single Crochet 2 Together – insert hook in first stitch, YO, pull through, insert hook in second stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through all loops on hook

Korok Seed

With gold, yellow, or brown color ch 2

RND 1: work 7 sc stitches all into that second ch from hook (7), ss to first to join and ch 1

RND 2: inc around (14), do not ss, do not ch 1, continue working in continuous round

RND 3: *inc, sc 1* around (21)

RND 4: *inc, sc 2* around (28)

RND 5: *inc, sc 3* around (35)

RNDs 6-8: sc all the way around (35, or 105 total)

RND 9: Sc 3, *sc2tog, sc 1* 5 times, sc 17 (30)

RND 10: sc 3, *sc2tog, sc 1* 5 times, sc 12 (25)

RND 11: *sc 3, sc2tog* around (20)

RND 12: *sc 2, sc2tog* around (15)

Stuff the seed being careful to not overstuff

RND 13: *sc 1, sc2tog* until the peak is formed and there are approximately 4 stitches left. Ch 1 and finish off.

Korok Child

While there are several different “styles” of the korok children, I am only offering one on this pattern. Each of Hestu’s korok children are made in 6 pieces that are whip-stitched together. Then the leaf mask/face is created and added last.

Legs

Make two of these in the main color.

RND 1: ch 2, work 5 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook (5), ss to first to join and ch 1.

RND 2: sc 1, inc, sc 2, inc (7), do not ss to first to join, do not ch 1. Continue going around in a continuous circle.

RND 3: inc, sc 2, inc, sc 3 (9)

RND 4: sc 4, inc, sc 5 (10)

RND 5: sc all the way around (10), finish off.

Arms

Make two of these in the main color.

RND 1: ch 2, work 5 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook (5), ss to first to join and ch 1.

RND 2: sc 1, inc, sc 2, inc (7), do not ss to first to join, do not ch 1. Continue going around in a continuous circle.

RND 3: inc, sc 2, inc, sc 3 (9)

RND 4: sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc (11)

RND 5: sc 2, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 2 (13)

RND 6: sc all the way around (13)

RND 7: sc all the way around (13), finish off

Head

The head is made of three different “branches” that are whip-stitched together. Using the main color.

Left Branch

RND 1: ch 2, work 5 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook (5), ss to first to join and ch 1.

RND 2: sc 1, inc, sc 2, inc (7), do not ss to first to join, do not ch 1. Continue going around in a continuous circle.

RND 3: inc, sc 2, inc, sc 3 (9)

RND 4: sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc (11)

RND 5: sc 2, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 2 (13)

RND 6: sc all the way around (15) finish off

Tiny Branch

RND 1: ch 2, work 5 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook (5), ss to first to join and ch 1.

RND 2: sc 1, inc, sc 2, inc (7), do not ss to first to join, do not ch 1. Continue going around in a continuous circle.

RND 3: inc, sc 2, inc, sc 3 (9) finish off.

Main Branch

RND 1: ch 2, work 5 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook (5), ss to first to join and ch 1.

RND 2: sc 1, inc, sc 2, inc (7), do not ss to first to join, do not ch 1. Continue going around in a continuous circle.

RND 3: inc, sc 2, inc, sc 3 (9)

RND 4: sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc (11)

RND 5: sc 2, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 2 (13)

RND 6: inc, sc 5, inc, sc 6 (15)

RND 7: sc 10, inc, sc 4 (16)

RND 8: sc 5, inc, sc 10 (17)

Attach the tiny branch here

RND 9: inc, sc 16 (18)

RND 10: sc 11, inc, sc 6 (19)

RND 11: sc 4, inc, sc 14 (20)

RND 12: sc all the way around (20)

RND 13: sc 9, inc, sc 10 (21)

RND 14: sc all the way around (21)

RND 15: sc 17, inc, sc 3 (22)

RND 16: sc all the way around (22)

RND 17: inc, sc 21 (23)

RND 18: sc all the way around (23)

Attach the left branch here

RND 19: sc 4, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog (20)

RND 20: sc 2, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc 2 (17) finish off

The Body

RND 1: ch 2, work 2 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook (7), ss to first to join, ch 1

RND 2: inc all the way around (14), do not ss to join, do not ch 1, work around continuously

RND 3: *inc, sc 1* around (21)

RND 4: *inc, sc 2* around (28)

RND 5: *inc, sc 3* around (35)

RND 6: *inc, sc 4* around (42)

RND 7: *inc, sc 5* around (49)

RNDs 8-15: sc all the way around (49, 343 stitches total)

Attach the legs

RND 16: sc2tog, sc 14, sc2tog, sc 15, sc2tog, sc 14 (46)

RND 17: sc 7, sc2tog, sc 13, sc2tog, sc 13, sc2tog, sc 7 (43)

RND 18: sc 3, sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog, sc 10 (40)

RND 19: sc2tog, sc 11, sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog, sc 11 (37)

RND 20: sc 5, sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog, sc 6 (34)

RND 21: sc 7, sc2tog, sc 9, sc2tog, sc 9, sc2tog, sc 3 (31)

RND 22: sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog, sc 9, sc2tog, sc 8 (28)

RND 23: sc 4, sc2tog, sc 7, sc2tog, sc 7, sc2tog, sc 4 (25)

Attach the arms

RND 24: *sc 4, sc2tog* around (20)

RND 25: sc 4, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog (17) finish off leaving a long tail to whip stitch the head to the body.

Stuff the body, stuff the head, and whip-stitch them together. This might be one of the creepiest things you will ever make 😖 thankfully, we are going to be putting an adorable leaf mask on this puppy and all will be right with the world again.

LEAF MASKWith light green, ch 4, skip first ch from hook and sc across (3), ch 1 and turn

ROW 2: inc, sc 2 (4), ch 1 and turn

ROW 3: inc, sc 3 (5), ch 1 and turn

ROW 4: inc, sc 4 (6), ch 1 and turn

ROW 5: inc, sc 5 (7), ch 1 and turn

ROW 6; inc, sc 6 (8), ch 1 and turn

ROW 7: inc, sc 7 (9), ch 1 and turn

ROW 8: inc, sc 8 (10), ch 1 and turn

ROWs 9-11: sc across (10), ch 1 and turn

ROW 12: sc 3 sc2tog (4), ch 1 and turn

ROW 13: sc 2, sc2tog (3), finish off

Insert hook on other side, draw up a loop, ch 1, and Repeat ROWs 12-13

In light green, sc around (42)

With dark green, ss the leaf details and around the edge.

Owl Always Love You


Family BugsA couple weeks ago I posted about one of my newest patterns: Fauxy the Fox. Isn’t she just adorable? You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop if you are interested. But, I wanted to make a whole collection of woodland-y animals. I’ve heard that collections sell really well. When my mother-in-law requested an owl to gift to someone else, I knew what creature was coming next!

As always, the first thing I did was basic research. What does a real owl look like, and how can I cutesify it to be a similar style to match my fox? I found my inspiration pretty quickly and then set off to make my own. Four times. That’s how long it took before I realized I wasn’t gonna be able to make my own. The first one was *special*. No matter how many times I redid the eyes, they always looked off somehow. The second one was top-heavy. I just could not figure out how to fix it. The third one was lumpy and awkward, and not even worth trying to fix. I just didn’t like the fourth one…it might’ve been fine, Just not what I was aiming for. Ho hum. Oh well. Back to do more research.

Family BugsI came across this gorgeous pattern from Skopa Och Inreda, which I guess is Swedish for Create and Decoration. It was a bit challenging for me to figure out, since the whole blog is written in not English, but straight-forward enough that I could figure it out ok with some google translate.

For example…V 7: at the beginning of each row skip understood the mesh so that the work reduces a mesh width of each row 15, 14, 13 and so on until there are only three stitches. (Each row ends as usual with an air mesh). Of course, that makes no sense. But my smartie brain was able to figure out that she is talking about ROW 7: at the beginning of each row, skip one stitch (or sc2tog, which is what I did) so that the width reduces by one stitch for each row until there are only three stitches left. Each row ends with a ch 1.
FamilyBugs So, if you can get past the linguistics and peculiar word translations, it is a beautiful pattern and well-worth your time. My other complaint, though, is how large the owl ended up being. It is hard to tell from the pictures provided on the blog, but it is HUGE! There are some instructions for making the owl smaller (which I will be following when I make this again), but it was an unfamiliar pattern so I didn’t want to further confuse and frustrate myself. Overall, I think this owl pattern is adorable, I just wouldn’t recommend it to the American beginner crochet artist.

Sleeping Beauty *FREE* Crochet Pattern


Aurora. Her name is Aurora. Why is that so hard for people to remember? And if you do call her Aurora, no one knows who you are talking about. Just one of my pet peeves I guess. I know it doesn’t even matter. I mean, whether I know Sleeping Beauty is called Aurora or not…it’s not going to keep me out of heaven (unless I do in a mad rampage and declare a personal vendetta against everyone who doesn’t know her name…but that is drastic! And not going to happen).

Anyways, I’ve made several Crochet patterns for a few of the Disney Princceses already: Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Rapunzel, and Alice in Wonderland (even though some of those aren’t technically princesses). I’m in the process of updating my current patterns, but most of the afore mentioned can be found in my Etsy shop. So, when I had someone ask me for a Sleeping Beauty crochet pattern, I cringed a little inside, because she does have a name, and then I happily set to work!

Unfortunately, I’ve only finished the 0-6 month crochet pattern so far. But, fortunately, because I also haven’t had this Crochet Pattern tested, you get to enjoy it for *FREE*!! It comes with the crochet pattern to make a dress that will fit A typical infant in the 0-6 month clothing range, a crown, and a pair of precious little slippers.

I sure would appreciate some feedback on this pattern as well, since it is untested.

So, What Do You Need To Make You Own?

  • Hook size H/8 – 5.00MM
  • Hook size F/5 – 3.75MM
  • Worsted weight yarn in desired colors (I like using Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Simply Soft, but any brand should work just fine) in medium pink and light pink, white, and gold.
  • Any additional embellishments to make the dress pretty!
  • Large buttons for back closure.
  • Tapestry needle is optional for sewing in ends

What Crochet Stitches Are Used In This Pattern?

  • Tutorial For Aurora CostumeCh – Chain – YO, pull through
  • Ss – Slip Stitch – Insert hook, YO, pull through both loops on hook
  • Sc – Single Crochet – Insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through both loops on hook
  • Sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 Together – Insert hook into first stitch, YO, pull through, insert hook into second stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through all loops on hook
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet – YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through all loops on hook
  • Dc – Double Crochet – YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through one loop on hook, YO, pull through remaining loop on hook
  • HTrc- Half Treble Crochet – YO twice, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through one loop on hook, YO, pull through remaining loops ok hook.

Is The Gauge Important For This Crochet Pattern?

Yes, yes, yes, yes. It is! It doesn’t take long to work a gauge swatch, and it could mean the difference between making a preemie dress, or a 6-month sized dress. Just suck it up, Crochet the swatch, take the measurements, frog it, and then work the pattern. Alright?

With h hook, ch 21

ROW 1: sc in second chain from hook and all the way across (20)

ROW 2: ch 1, turn, sc all the way across (20)

ROW 3: ch 2, turn, D.C. All the way across (20)

Repeat Row 2, Repeat ROW 3, Repeat ROW 2 again and finish off.

Your swatch should measure 2.25 x 6 inches, adjust your hook accordingly ☺

On To The Crochet Pattern!!!

Say Yes To This Dress

Aurora Crochet Dress PatternDress is worked from the bottom up. Starting with h-sized hook and ruffle color (white), ch 77

RND 1: Sc in second ch from hook and all the way around. (76) being careful not to twist, ss to first sc to join into a large circle.

RND 2: (Scallop round) Repeat the following all the way around: *skipping the next two stitches, work 7 dc into the third. Skip the next two sc and ss into the third*. There should be a total of 13 scallops.

Finish off.

Working on the other side of the starting chain, insert light pink. Work RND 3 into the front loops only.

RND 3: (Ruffle round) ch 4, ss in the second space. Repeat the following all the way around: *ch 4, skip first space and ss in the second*. Ss to first to join (39 ruffles). Finish off.

RND 4: Working in the back loops this time, insert the dark pink and sc around (76) ss to first to join.

RND 5: (V-Stitch round): ch 2, turn. Ch 2 more, D.C. In the same stitch. Repeat the following all the way around: *skip 2, (dc, ch 2, dc)* ss to first to join.

Sleeping Beauty Crochet DressRND 6: (Cluster round) ss into the ch-2 space, ch 2, work the following (yo, insert hook, yo, pull through, yo pull through two loops on hook (two loops remaining), yo, insert hook, yo pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook, to, pull through remaining three loops on hook). Repeat the following all the way around: *ch 2, work a cluster stitch in the next ch-2 space* (see note below). Ss to first to join (25 clusters)

NOTE Cluster Stitch: yo, insert hook, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook (two loops left on hook), yo, insert hook, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook (three loops left on hook), yo, insert hook, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo, pull through remaining four loops on hook.

RND 7: ch 2, work 3 dc in each ch-2 space all the way around (76), ss to first to join.

OPTIONAL: to add length to the skirt portion of the dress, {ch 2 and Repeat the following all the way around: *dc* (76), ss to first to join.} Repeat the {} until desired additional length is reached.

RND 8: ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around: *dc 9, dc2tog* (70), ss to first to join.

RND 9: ch 2, dc 4, Repeat the following 6 times: *dc2tog, dc 8*, dc 4, (63), ss to first to join.

RND 10: ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around: *dc2tog, dc 7* (56), ss to first to join.

RND 11: ch 2, dc 3, Repeat the following 6 times: *dc2tog, dc 6*, dc 3 (49), ss to first to join.

RND 12: ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around: *dc 5, dc2tog* (42), ss to first to join.

Crochet Dress PattenContinue on into the bodice of the dress. Do not finish off.

RND 13: ch 2, working in the BLO (back loops only) for this round, dc all the way around (42), ss to first to join.

OPTIONAL: to add length to the bodice portion of the dress, {ch 2 and Repeat the following all the way around: *dc* (42), ss to first to join.} Repeat the {} until desired additional length is reached.

OPTION: You can continue working in the round, joining with a ss at the end of each RND, or as I have it written, you can leave the back of the dress open and create button holes. If you choose the former option, don’t forget to “ss to first to join”, and do not turn. ☺

RND 14: ch 2, turn, working in both loops again, dc all the way around (42)

RND 15: ch 4 (button hole), turn, dc all the way around (42)

RND 16: ch 2, turn, dc all the way around (42)

RND 17: ch 4 (button hole), turn, dc all the way around (42), color change to white (or sleeve color)

RND 18: ch 1, turn, sc 8, ch 12, skip 5 stitches, sc 16, ch 12, skip 5 stitches, sc 8.

RND 19: ch 1, turn, sc 8, work 12 sc into the ch-12 space, sc 16, work 12 sc into the ch-12 space, sc 8 (56).

RND 20: ch 1, turn, sc 7, Sc2tog, sc 10, Sc2tog, sc 14, Sc2tog, sc 10, Sc2tog, sc 7 (52).

RND 21: ch 4 (button hole), turn, sc 6, Sc2tog, sc 9, Sc2tog, sc 13, Sc2tog, sc 9, Sc2tog, sc 7 (48) finish off.

Skirt Ruffle

This is the drape that hangs down on top of the skirt that is the typical look of the Disney Princess style (specifically Aurora or Sleeping Beauty). Locate the first round of the bodice where you dc in just the back loops. Locate the back center of these loops (where the seam is), count over 5 stitches, draw up a loop of light pink, and continue with the first side ruffle.

Crochet Disney PrincessSide ruffle: ROW 1: ch 2, dc 10 (10)

ROW 2: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc 6, dc2tog (8)

ROW 3: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc 4, dc2tog (6)

ROW 4: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc 2, dc2tog (4)

ROW 5: ch 2, turn, dc2tog twice (2), ch 1 and finish off.

Crochet 6-month DressFront Ruffle: count over 1 stitch, draw up a loop

ROW 1: ch 1, sc 11 (11)

ROW 2: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 7, sc2tog (9)

ROW 3: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog (7)

ROW 4: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog (5)

ROW 5: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog (3)

ROW 6: ch 1, turn, sc3tog (1), ch 1 and finish off.

Count over 1 stitch, draw up a loop, and create the other side Ruffle.

Count over 1 stitch, draw up a loop and create the back Ruffle (same as the front Ruffle).

Optional: insert hook into the side of any Ruffle and sc all the way around. Sc2tog in the “valleys” and ch 3 on the “peaks” of each Ruffle.

Crown

Crochet Crown Pattern
Using f-sized hook and gold color, ch 51

RND 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc 21, hdc 1, dc 1, htrc 1, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 23 (50), being careful not to twist, ss to first to join making a large hoop.

RND 2: ch 1, sc 22, hdc 2 in the next, dc 2 in the next, htrc 2 in the next, dc 2 in the next, hdc 2 in the next, sc 23 (55), ss to first to join.

RND 3: ss 21, work 2 hdc in each of the next 2, dc 1, ch 2, ss in second ch from hook, dc 1, work 2 hdc in each of the next 2, sc 2, ss 22 (59), finish off and add desired embellishments.

Slippers

Crochet Newborn SlippersMake 2 of these using F-sized hook and dark pink color, ch 10

RND: 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc 7, work 5 sc all into that last stitch. Now, working on the opposite side of that starting ch, sc 7, work 2 sc both into that last stitch (22), ss to first to join.

RND 2: ch 1, hdc 7, work 2 hdc in each of the next 5, hdc 7, work 2 hdc in each of the last 2 (30) ss to first to join.

RND 3: ch 1, hdc 12, work 2 hdc in each of the next 3, hdc 12, work 2 hdc in each of the last 2 (36), color change to white, ss to first to join.

RND 4: ch 1, hdc all the way around (36), ss to first to join.

RND 5: ch 1, hdc 12, dc2tog six times, hdc 12 (30), ss to first to join.

Baby Slippers
RND 6: ch 1, sc 12, dc2tog 4 times, sc 11 (28), color change to light pink, ss to first to join.

RND 7: ss all the way around (28) and finish off.

Attach buttons to the back of the dress and embellish as desired. I added sequins in a few choice positions, you can make flowers, hearts, use beads, bows, or other jewelies. This is even precious without anything extra.

DIY Princess Crown

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